Thursday, March 10, 2011 | 2:15 p.m.
Using some one-time funds from the Regional Transportation Commission, Boulder City is planning a major overhaul of its Nevada Way corridor as well as improving some of its most-used roadways.
Public Works Director Scott Hansen laid out the initial vision during Tuesday's city council meeting. Boulder City has about $3 million in funds from the transportation commission -- the result of the Nevada Legislature lifting the sunset on an RTC tax package.
In revitalizing Nevada Way, the city would improve the road by adding landscaping, signage and more from Buchanan Boulevard to downtown at Wyoming Street. Tentative drawings showed new bike lanes and sidewalks, an archway just south of Buchanan Boulevard and sections of brick along the road.
The purpose of the revitalization project is to make downtown Boulder City more appealing to pedestrians, Hansen said.
The project would cost about $3 million, Hansen estimated, and about $1.4 million or more would be paid from the transportation commission. Hansen said he'd seek funding from the Boulder City Redevelopment Agency in April and also suggested using about $500,000 from the city's utility fund.
Hansen offered a loose timeline for the project. From Tuesday's meeting through May, city officials will meet with the individual homeowners and property owners along Nevada Way to get their input. In May or June, Hansen said he plans to bring a final presentation to the city council.
In October, final designs will be displayed for public comment. Hansen said he hopes construction will begin by January 2011 and end in June.
The rest of the money from the transportation commission will pay for the resealing of numerous streets in the city and possibly completing some of minor road projects on the city's docket, such as extending Canyon Road and improving San Felipe Drive, Hansen said.